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Somervell County Attorney Andrew Lucas files motion with Texas Supreme Court (pharper) Somervell County Attorney Andrew Lucas has filed a motion with the Texas Supreme Court. Texas Supreme Court Case #16-0647 08/26/2016 Original motion - Motion for Extension of Time to file P.....- 9/4/2016 7:57:16 PM
On Somervell County Hospital District's Budget (2016) WHEN are they going to look at it? (salon) I'm just shaking my head over this stuff. The new board took a vote and agreed, basically, to not have committee meetings for 6 months. That would go into the time for getting the budget inspected.....- 9/2/2016 2:32:00 PM
WHY is Somervell County Hospital District STILL Operating in Hood County's Hospital District????? (Sep 2016) (salon) Had some hopes that the new Somervell County Hospital District board might try to do the right thing and either get an intergovernmental agreement to operate Pecan Family Medical Center in different h.....- 9/2/2016 12:18:01 PM
Ray Reynolds, in violation of the Somervell County Hospital District bylaws, STILL has not been evaluated (salon) Last time I wrote about this on August 28 2015 before that May 19 2015  I was reminded of this when hearing Dwayne Griffin recently request a special session to examine the doctor's c.....- 9/2/2016 11:39:56 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 9/2/2016 (salon) So... Bob Ross's hair was not naturally a *fro*. Have to be honest. I was excited about Bernie Sanders. Can't Won't Trump/Clinton. But I'm also not excited about Jill Stein. As a se.....- 9/2/2016 8:08:46 AM
Video- Proposed Tax Rate for Somervell County - Your Taxes Going Up (2016) (salon) Update- voted in on 9/26/2016  from Somervell County website Proposed rate was voted on 9/1/2016. There will be a public hearing upcoming in which you, the citizen, can go let the commissio.....- 9/1/2016 8:53:14 PM
If you know of elected officials meeting outside of board meetings in quorum numbers (salon) OR participating in *walking* quorums, TAKE A PICTURE (you can do it with your phone)  and then file a complaint with the county or district attorney. I've heard a rumour, that may be co.....- 9/1/2016 8:34:22 PM
So... the *Affluenza* kid's lawyers want him out of jail (Sep 2016) (salon) UGH Lawyers for the Texas "affluenza" teenager who killed four people while driving drunk are seeking to have him released from a two-year jail term, arguing the judge who sentenced him.....- 9/1/2016 5:01:15 PM
Video-Somervell County Commissioners Court Meeting 9/1/2016-re: Insurance & Proposed Tax Rate (salon) 1. Special Session: Discuss/Take Action on Tax Rate and vote on proposed 2016 tax rate The proposed tax rate is  2nd meeting  1. Discuss/take action on awarding h.....- 9/2/2016 7:07:01 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 8/31/2016- Watching Govt Videos Here Edition (salon) Earlier today I went to a friend's house to meet her sister who is visiting from another country. Not only was it a pleasure to meet more of her family, but I was gratified when her husband indica.....- 8/31/2016 4:20:44 PM
Somervell County Fire Logs/Sheriff Incidents/Jail Logs - 7/15/2016 through 8/29/2016 (salon) Earlier today I went to a friend's house to meet her sister who is visiting from another country. Not only was it a pleasure to meet more of her family, but I was gratified when her husband indica.....- 8/31/2016 2:18:38 PM
Since it's the last day of the month -August 31 2016- Stats for Somervell County Salon this month (salon) Top 50 Somervell County Salon Blog Posts for August 2016, in order by most views  1  New Contract for Concessions at Somervell County (August 2016) 8/8/2016-salon .....- 8/31/2016 12:21:51 PM
Ellis Grand Jury Indicted William Cox on August 23 for shooting gun into church (salon) Waxahachie Daily Light “My office conducted an investigation into Mr. Cox after he was released from the Ellis County Jail. The results and finding of that investigation were presented to the.....- 8/31/2016 11:52:47 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 8/29/2016 (salon) Out of the end of summer doldrums.  Sunday funnies from Pdiddie (BrainsNEggs) I'm so sorry to hear Gene Wilder passed away. LOVED him in The Producers, Young Frankenstein and the first .....- 8/29/2016 6:06:06 PM
Video-Ray Reynolds on whether GRMC will be open a year from now (July 28 2016) (salon) Out of the end of summer doldrums.  Sunday funnies from Pdiddie (BrainsNEggs) I'm so sorry to hear Gene Wilder passed away. LOVED him in The Producers, Young Frankenstein and the first .....- 8/29/2016 12:25:43 PM
Rumour Mill- 8/29/2016- Is Dr Hutchinson leaving Glen Rose Medical Center? (salon) I heard that Dr Julia Hutchinson is having her patients called to let them know that she is moving to a new practice in, reportedly, San Antonio, in October . Dr Hutchinson was making the hi.....- 8/29/2016 11:56:33 AM
Video-On Being a Team- from Somervell County Commissioners Court- August 2016 (salon) Rough transcript   Hulsey- Salaries can be set anyway Kranz: But if you have a step in grade and they're interviewed and they refuse, it's time for them to move on Chamber.....- 8/29/2016 7:41:41 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 8/28/2016- I am the QUEEN edition! (salon) I ordered a circuit board with new USB and IO ports and finished putting it in today on my laptop-all 3 USB ports had been ruined, so essentially the laptop was a doorstop. IT WORKS!!! The circuit boa.....- 8/28/2016 10:18:09 PM
Transparency and Ethics In Local Somervell County Government? ???? (2016) (salon) I believe that the more open and transparent government is, the more we can ensure that our elected officials are operating with good judgement, or at least with scrutiny, and it helps us all with vot.....- 8/29/2016 8:25:19 AM
Video Somervell County Commissioners Court August 26 2016 (salon) Agenda 1. Executive Session: Personnel Matters. After having convened in open session, the Commissioners Court will retire into Executive Session, p.....- 8/26/2016 3:56:40 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 8/26/2016 (salon) I Want Want Want to see this movie "Hell or High Water". Ben Foster is one of my favorite actors ever. So.. now, don't be surprised but the Texas Railroad Commission has not been .....- 8/26/2016 4:35:28 PM
Video-Dwayne Griffin Says He Wants Special Session to look at doctor contracts and clinic operations (salon) Bravo!  from Somervell County Hospital District meeting 8/25/2016 Somervell County Salon has the doctor's contracts here for all to read From 2015- Doctor salaries are in the budget.....- 8/26/2016 8:26:34 AM
Ed Shipman Died on Monday August 22 2016 at his home in Glen Rose (salon) Hood County News Ed Shipman posted on Somervell County Salon before, regarding Happy Hill's loyalty test (Happy Hill was renamed North Central Texas Academy a few years ago, although I notice t.....- 8/26/2016 6:55:05 AM
Video- Somervell County Hospital District meeting August 25 2016 (salon) Agenda  Board packet A few clips that particularly caught my interest. Ray Reynolds talks about IGT Ray Reynolds CEO Report Who's credentialed and who's not? .....- 8/26/2016 5:59:25 AM
Proposed Tax Rates for Somervell County Hospital District (August 23 2016) (salon) There was a Somervell County Hospital District board meeting last night. Agenda. The proposed effective tax rate for next year is 13.1391798 and the rollback rate is .17374861. (Thank you Ray Reynolds.....- 8/24/2016 10:20:38 AM
Request for Open Record re: Protest Document Going to Attorney General (August 24 2016) (salon) I recently attended the Somervell County Appraisal District Appraisal Review Board meeting in which Luminant came to contest the value Somervell CAD put on Luminant/Comanche Peak. There was a portion .....- 8/24/2016 9:46:42 AM
Update on Turk Lawsuit against Ray Reynolds and Somervell County Hospital District -8/24/2016 (salon) Looked yesterday to see what is the latest on Pacer in the Turk lawsuit (Albert J Turk MD and Shelly Turk, RN, Plaintiffs v Somervell County Hospital District and Ray Reynolds, individually and in his.....- 8/24/2016 8:43:01 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 8/24/2016 (salon) Got my new circuit board for repair in today. TODAY, I"m going to take apart my computer and attempt to fix it by putting in the new board, which has USB ports. The old ones were broken (and ther.....- 8/24/2016 8:49:33 AM
Video Clips from City of Glen Rose Budget Workshop 8/22/2016 (salon) (Almost) full video) to be added later- I left after the second break, around 8:30 pm so didn't record the last part of the meeting. IF the City Secretary made an audio recording will add i.....- 8/24/2016 9:55:21 AM
About the Glen Rose Animal Shelter- 2 Videos from City of Glen Rose Workshop 8/22/2016 (salon) Probably by tomorrow I will have the portion of the City of Glen Rose Budget Workshop for August 22 2016 that I recorded (I did not stay for the entire workshop, left about 8:30 pm.) Due to a large.....- 8/23/2016 1:29:11 PM
Somervell County Commissioners Court Meeting on Friday to discuss Employee Benefit Cuts (August 26, 2016) (salon) Agenda I. Agenda Requests   1. Executive Session: Personnel Matters. After having convened in open session, the Commissioners Court will retire into Executi.....- 8/23/2016 11:36:16 AM
Not in favor of the Somervell County budget transfers NOT being part of the agenda or board packet (2016) (salon) As I have previously mentioned, when Brian Watts (auditor) said that he had outside legal expenses from the county attorney's office that were paid from Somervell County's general fund, I wond.....- 8/23/2016 9:59:04 AM
US House Ethics Committee STILL investigating Roger Williams (August 2016) (salon) Wrote about this last year. From the Office of Congressional Ethics.  SUBJECT: Representative Roger Williams NATURE OF THE ALLEGED VIOLATION: Representative Roger Williams owns an auto de.....- 8/23/2016 8:03:04 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 8/22/2016 (salon) Decided to join the pack and watch "Stranger Things". Binged the whole thing, a delightful show. I've been paying a lot more attention to screenwriter type video, and this show definitel.....- 8/22/2016 8:48:45 AM
Rumours Full of Bullchit-WHO is responsible to PAY Paul Harper for State of Texas Ex Rel George Darrell Best v Paul Reed Harper?The State of Texas! (salon) Update: 9/4/2016- Andy Lucas as the State of Texas filed a motion with the Texas Supreme Court in this civil case that he has lost TWICE in the appeals court and the judgement is against The State of .....- 8/19/2016 5:27:07 PM
Glen Rose ISD Accountability Rating for 2016 (from TEA) (salon) Update: 9/4/2016- Andy Lucas as the State of Texas filed a motion with the Texas Supreme Court in this civil case that he has lost TWICE in the appeals court and the judgement is against The State of .....- 8/15/2016 12:48:23 PM
More Money, $92.50 Spent by Somervell County Budget on State of Texas ex rel Darrell Best v Paul Harper (August 2016) (salon) Previous post on these costs for outside legal work Update: Addressing bullchit rumours Via open records request Date 6/14/2016 - "Review reply and provide additions and other corre.....- 8/16/2016 7:44:43 AM
Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey Ordered Released from Prison (salon) TMZ A federal judge just ruled Dassey's constitutional rights were violated when he was grilled, then tried for the murder of Teresa Halbach. The judge ruled authorities crossed the l.....- 8/12/2016 3:51:00 PM
Religious News and Notes from the Distaff Side -8/12/2016 (salon) Some recent interesting articles regarding our secular country The Bradley County TN Sheriff's department had put a religious Easter message on an official Facebook page. Now they are paying $4.....- 8/12/2016 2:06:00 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 8/12/2016 (salon) Watching the Olympics has jogged me from my exercise slumber. Especially with the swimmers, like Katie Ledecky, who pushed herself beyond even the record she set before. Yesterday and today I went out.....- 8/12/2016 11:19:31 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 8/11/2016 (salon) Nerding out today with my database, nothing better for the computer fiend in me. I may also see about getting a replacement USB port for laptop, mine crapped out; I don't necessarily like the idea.....- 8/11/2016 9:28:24 AM
Hillary Clinton Runs to the Right.. to Court Republicans.. and KISSINGER!????? (salon) Washington Post “It amuses me how Democrats who once found these people appalling are now cheering them as useful weapons in their glorious battle against Trump,” said Doug Henwood, a.....- 8/11/2016 8:12:24 AM
Did Somervell County Commissioners Court Have Invocations Before Danny Chambers Took Office in 2015? (salon) Attending a government meeting should not be like attending a church, being directed to bow your head, be led in prayer, FROM government officials. The Supreme Court has ruled that government entities.....- 8/10/2016 10:46:07 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 8/9/2016-Phelps Face (salon) This is my FAVORITE thing today:) Like father, like son. #PhelpsFace pic.twitter.com/optbLOAgiH — TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 9, 2016 When commentators give credit to the Ol.....- 8/9/2016 10:15:18 AM
City of Glen Rose Discusses Charity Container Ordinance (August 8 2016) (salon) I always learn something from attending government meetings. For example, I didn't know that just because there's a container that says "give us all your castoffs" it meant that it w.....- 8/9/2016 9:29:57 AM
I actually agree with Rick Perry about the State and Power-Whodathunk? (salon) from comments Rick Perry made in July 2016 at ALEC (just ignore his old timey whispery, evangelic Elmer Gantry cadence)  Sometimes we forget that the IRS isn't the only government agency.....- 8/9/2016 8:16:17 AM
Video- Celeste Schmidt Honored at City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting for Texas Heroes Remembered (salon) from comments Rick Perry made in July 2016 at ALEC (just ignore his old timey whispery, evangelic Elmer Gantry cadence)  Sometimes we forget that the IRS isn't the only government agency.....- 8/9/2016 8:12:33 AM
Video-Celeste Schmidt on Lanham Mills schoolhouse restoration (salon) from comments Rick Perry made in July 2016 at ALEC (just ignore his old timey whispery, evangelic Elmer Gantry cadence)  Sometimes we forget that the IRS isn't the only government agency.....- 8/9/2016 8:03:59 AM
Video- Donna Fowler Public Comment on *Texas Heroes Remembered* (salon) from comments Rick Perry made in July 2016 at ALEC (just ignore his old timey whispery, evangelic Elmer Gantry cadence)  Sometimes we forget that the IRS isn't the only government agency.....- 8/9/2016 7:56:57 AM
Video- R C McFall's Lovely Comments about Celeste Schmidt and Lanham Mills schoolhouse (salon) from comments Rick Perry made in July 2016 at ALEC (just ignore his old timey whispery, evangelic Elmer Gantry cadence)  Sometimes we forget that the IRS isn't the only government agency.....- 8/9/2016 7:57:38 AM
What Crazy Has Sid Miller Joined up with now? Donald Trump! (salon) NewCivilRightsMovement (see if you find this as utterly amusing as I do) The new co-chair of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's agriculture advisory team has called for the atomic b.....- 8/8/2016 8:36:12 PM
New Contract for Concessions at Somervell County (August 2016) (salon) NewCivilRightsMovement (see if you find this as utterly amusing as I do) The new co-chair of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's agriculture advisory team has called for the atomic b.....- 8/8/2016 8:24:22 PM
Dwayne Griffin talks about the burn ban August 8 2016 (salon) NewCivilRightsMovement (see if you find this as utterly amusing as I do) The new co-chair of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's agriculture advisory team has called for the atomic b.....- 8/8/2016 1:52:56 PM
Christy Barclay, Somervell County Elections on November 2016 Elections (salon) NewCivilRightsMovement (see if you find this as utterly amusing as I do) The new co-chair of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's agriculture advisory team has called for the atomic b.....- 8/8/2016 1:40:09 PM
Paula Stinson and Changing job description to remove IT from HR (salon) NewCivilRightsMovement (see if you find this as utterly amusing as I do) The new co-chair of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's agriculture advisory team has called for the atomic b.....- 8/8/2016 1:23:10 PM
Presentation from Somervell County Commissioners Court to Food Bank 8/8/2016 (salon) NewCivilRightsMovement (see if you find this as utterly amusing as I do) The new co-chair of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's agriculture advisory team has called for the atomic b.....- 8/8/2016 1:01:02 PM
Video-Judge Danny Chambers Continues Unconstitutional Prayer Practice at Somervell County Commissioners Court (salon) Regular meeting August 8, 2016. Apparently Chambers went back, after 2 times of having the public do invocations, to having one of the commissioners do the invocation from the dais. It appears that he.....- 8/8/2016 12:21:43 PM
Journalism-John Oliver (salon) Watched "Spotlight" the other day, great movie.Mother Jones    David Simon: The day I run into a Huffington Post reporter at a Baltimore Zoning hearing is the day I wil.....- 8/8/2016 7:40:37 AM
Feral Hog Program at Somervell Expo (September 16 2016) (salon) Watched "Spotlight" the other day, great movie.Mother Jones    David Simon: The day I run into a Huffington Post reporter at a Baltimore Zoning hearing is the day I wil.....- 8/6/2016 8:54:05 AM
HOW MUCH???? Property Worth 31,980 Sold to Nursing Home for 6,534.00 (Somervell County Hospital District) (salon) Wondered in July how much Somervell County Hospital District sold property at 908 Embrey Lane to the TGR Nursing home for.  Open Records Request The total amount of money that TGR paid for .....- 8/5/2016 11:35:07 AM
Somervell County Commissioners Court Record of Unconstitutional Prayer - 2015-2018 (Judge Danny Chambers) (salon) Compilation of most Somervell County Commissioners Court meetings from January 2015 through July 2016 (Updated, through April 2017), emphasis on the prayer. Have clipped out the pledges (US and Texas).....- 8/5/2016 9:07:58 AM
Why It's Perfectly Okay for me to vote for Jill Stein than Hillary Clinton (salon) Saw this via Brains and Eggs where pdiddie also mentions that Jill Stein is getting a CNN Green Town Hall. Hope I can watch online without a paywall How Not to Waste Your Vote- A Mathematical Analy.....- 8/4/2016 8:11:28 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 8/4/2016 (salon) Had a fridge in the driveway for the last 2 years. Couldn't figure out how to get rid of it. The dump wouldn't take it unless it was certified to be free of freon. The guy who fixes our applia.....- 8/4/2016 7:57:12 AM
Video- ARB (Appraisal Review Board) Meeting re: Luminant (Somervell County 8/1/2016) (salon) Rough Transcript, please watch video for exact   Meeting room was packed. Luminant in first two rooms     Garry Whittle calls meeting to order. August 1, 2016.....- 8/2/2016 9:00:47 AM
Video-Glen Rose Medical Center discusses bringing in Extra Lab Work- July 2016 (salon) Rough Transcript, please watch video for exact   Meeting room was packed. Luminant in first two rooms     Garry Whittle calls meeting to order. August 1, 2016.....- 7/31/2016 8:29:24 AM
Video-CFO Report- Becky Whitsitt on Glen Rose Medical Center Finances/Dashboard July 2016 (salon) Rough Transcript (watch video for exact) Whitsitt: Look at power point, for June. Down just a couple admissions. Financial Decisisons, savings on salaries, benefits, net revenue down Hospital 9.....- 7/31/2016 8:28:17 AM
Video- Ray Reynolds (Glen Rose Medical Center) CEO Report-Finances-Cut Backs July 2016 (salon) Rough Transcript (watch video for exact)  Reynolds: A follow up of where we are with trying to get our operating expenses in line with our expected revenue. The reductions, either throug.....- 7/31/2016 8:27:05 AM
Ron *Bully* Hankins Doesn't Like it When He thinks Others are Bullies Too (Luminant) (salon) Don't you know? Only HE gets to be a hotheaded bully! Get in Line, Luminant! (Haha, to remind he recently called Luminant Evil and invented a new language to describe them. :) One can only la.....- 7/30/2016 12:39:13 PM
Ron Hankins Leads the Way to Find out about GRMC Bankruptcy (July 2016) (salon) Rough Transcript (watch the video for exact)  Hankins Discuss and if necessary take action on letter of engagement, retainer agreement with Norton Rose Fulbright Reynolds: Let me .....- 7/30/2016 12:07:42 PM
William Cox, Former Somervell Deputy, Drunkenly Shot a Gun into a Church in Ellis County (Texas) (salon) Fox News, which you'll note misspelled Somervell in their article Cox was mad about the ambush to the Dallas police, was drunk and shot his duty gun into the air and into a church, while shou.....- 7/30/2016 10:09:11 AM
Hillary Clinton Trivia O Day (July 29 2016) (salon) Apparently the Clinton campaign is fighting this ad being shown   The phrasing about Clinton's speech is pretty hilarious NY Post (hate to admit my grandma also made this sort .....- 7/29/2016 6:15:00 PM
Goose Story O Day (July 2016) (salon) Had a lot of geese hatch out this year. There are now two gangs of geese, one that has an assortment of different breeds that all hang together after working out their Who's In Charge differences,.....- 7/27/2016 1:40:12 PM
Luminant-Property Taxes and Actual Value (Texas Observer July 2016) (salon) Texas Observer-Excellent article well worth reading in its entirety that includes other communities dealing with the same property tax issues Somervell County is with Comanche Peak. Overnight, mo.....- 7/27/2016 12:49:53 PM
Jill Stein on Broken Democracy, 2 party system and Lesser of Two Evils (Video) (salon) Texas Observer-Excellent article well worth reading in its entirety that includes other communities dealing with the same property tax issues Somervell County is with Comanche Peak. Overnight, mo.....- 7/27/2016 11:16:12 AM
Luminant Document Filed with NRC in March 2016 Creating New Company (salon) LINK As a side note, spoke to Wes Rollen, tax appraiser, about whether/if there are tax liens against Luminant. According to tax code, when property tax bills go out each year on January 1, by.....- 7/27/2016 12:41:04 PM
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